Last year, I was introduced for the first time to a song that is absolutely beautiful! During the Holy 50 Days of the Resurrection, I played it repeatedly over and over and over again. And again some more! I sang it all day. I sang it to the kids before they slept. Needless to say, I loved it. The words really came alive to me.
This year, sadly I forgot about that song until my husband was listening to Resurrection hymns and came across it. I remembered how much I loved it.
In my blog post last week, I described my feelings of living and serving without any hope. Full of discouragement. Discontentment.
This song perfectly describes how we often lose hope. For a number of reasons. As women and even mothers, we lose hope. We carry guilt. We set high expectations that we try to meet without the Grace of Christ. We strive and preserve. Only to get disappointed when we fail.
Just like that early Sunday morning walk. When women full of heartache and pain made their way to the tomb. Expecting death. Failure.
The first part of the song describes those exact feelings of hopelessness and discouragement and guilt.
She came void of all hope; She came expecting death; Forgetting the Life-giver Who is the living breath.
Yet, when they left the tomb, it was hope. Life. Maybe they even danced!
That is why by the end of the song a different way of life is described. One of Hope. Joy. Resurrection. Perseverance.
I come now with joy; I come expecting life; Knowing that through Thee I can endure all strife.
It is time to have hope. Time to rejoice. Not to give up.
Christ our King has defeated sin. Defeated death. For Victory. For us to live.
“O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” . . . But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:55, 57
I won’t write much else because I would like the song to speak for itself. There are many wonderful versions of this song but here is one version sung by one of my friends who is beautiful both inside and out!
Let’s Chat: What things are really touching you during this Resurrection Time?